Sam Mayer

Sam Mayer

Sam Mayer is from Houston. Full length works include POOLBOY00 (UTNT), CHET'S SUMMER VACATION (Kennedy Center; Intramural Productions; Rec Room Arts), SPITSHOW (Collective48), MARIA MARIA AND THE SUN TEA (Finalist, Playwrights Center Core Apprentice), THE SIN EATER (Frontera Fest), and THE YOLO PLAYS Pt. 1 & 2 (The Silent Barn; Collective 48). His work has been developed at SPACE on Ryder Farm. MFA:...
Sam Mayer is from Houston. Full length works include POOLBOY00 (UTNT), CHET'S SUMMER VACATION (Kennedy Center; Intramural Productions; Rec Room Arts), SPITSHOW (Collective48), MARIA MARIA AND THE SUN TEA (Finalist, Playwrights Center Core Apprentice), THE SIN EATER (Frontera Fest), and THE YOLO PLAYS Pt. 1 & 2 (The Silent Barn; Collective 48). His work has been developed at SPACE on Ryder Farm. MFA: Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin.

Plays

  • Boy's Club
    Sashimi is simple, but it’s a refined taste, it requires a trained palette, and I have that. I love to eat it. I can polish off a whole Sashimi Selection and still order two pieces of uni, fresh from Hokkaido. That’s sea urchin. It tastes briny, like a soft fleshy spongy bone. Everyone’s eyes flash red with jealousy and respect when I eat my uni. I swallow each piece in one bite. I smile afterwards. I polish...
    Sashimi is simple, but it’s a refined taste, it requires a trained palette, and I have that. I love to eat it. I can polish off a whole Sashimi Selection and still order two pieces of uni, fresh from Hokkaido. That’s sea urchin. It tastes briny, like a soft fleshy spongy bone. Everyone’s eyes flash red with jealousy and respect when I eat my uni. I swallow each piece in one bite. I smile afterwards. I polish off my sake. That was a good meal. That was a damn good meal. Now, haven’t you forgotten all about the horrible play? Good.
  • Chet's Summer Vacation
    AIR CONDITIONER
    I’m gonna make you sick, boy, I’m gonna make you sick.
    I’m gonna sweat, coolant sharp, into your eyes while I
    fuck you. I’m gonna be over you, you’re gonna be under me.
    you’re gonna be asleep and I’m still gonna come at you.
    Oh boy, I’m gonna make you sick.
  • Bert on Fire
    SHELLEY
    When I met you you were nothing, just
    another boring hick in this boring hick town.
    Now you wear red suede shoes like
    you’re some kind of divine revelation, like you’re a gift.
    why don’t you try even HARDER
    you poser
  • Murder City
    Three work friends who hate their jobs start a true-crime podcast about Houston serial killers. Their middle-aged colleague is obsessed with Kate Bush. Obsession takes many forms. [based on two true stories.]

    draft 11/2019
  • The Tent (Pop 3)
    MAURICIO
    sometimes it feels like pleasure is a dark circle that keeps getting bigger and bigger.

    CHARLI
    Not every thought is worth sharing, Mauricio.
  • The Cuck
    Euripedes' Electra set in the world of The Real Housewives, Coachella, Paris and Nicky, magnums of Veuve, private jets, and all night raves.